- 370 clubs with around 100,000 members
- sporttotal.tv now cooperating with 19 national associations
Cologne, 15 March 2019. Saarländischer Fußballverband e.V. and sporttotal.tv gmbh, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPORTTOTAL AG, are to enter into an extensive partnership with the aim of medializing and enhancing visibility of amateur football. The contract is to run initially until 30 June 2027, marking the long-term continuation by the parties of a successfully proven cooperation. Saarländischer Fußballverband comprises 370 clubs with almost 100,000 members. sporttotal.tv is already cooperating with three of five regional associations and 19 of 21 national associations. Starting with the fourth league downward, sporttotal.tv equips amateur football clubs across Germany with special video technology enabling sports events to be broadcast in a high quality and fully automatically live on the sporttotal.tv online portal. Spectators can direct how they view a game, determine the perspective and share scenes on social media. The use of the offering is free, and sporttotal.tv refinances itself via advertising.
Franz Josef Schumann, President of Saarländischer Fußballverband: “The long-standing partnership with sporttotal.tv is a bonus for all the parties. We find sporttotal.tv’s broadcasting technology compelling. It offers amateur football in Saarland the opportunity of getting greater coverage in the visual media.”
Gerrit Heidemann, Director of Strategy & International Business at SPORTTOTAL AG: “We are very pleased about the cooperation with Saarländischer Fußballverband. Together with sporttotal.tv, we will open up entirely new perspectives in the future as far as the media coverage of amateur football in Saarland is concerned. We will provide the sportsmen and sportswomen and the fans with a stage that will grow steadily and enable greater coverage and visibility for the clubs.
sporttotal.tv also used for other sports
sporttotal.tv has meanwhile consistently widened its offering to include other sports, and is now streaming the 1st and 2nd Volleyball Bundesliga for women and men, for instance. All 24 Volleyball Bundesliga clubs are being equipped with fully automated sporttotal.tv camera technology for this purpose. In addition, sporttotal.tv is also used for field hockey, ice hockey and basket ball.
About SPORTTOTAL AG:
SPORTTOTAL AG (ISIN: DE000A1EMG56), headquartered in Cologne, is a technology and media company on a growth path in the rapidly scalable digital business with video platforms and communities (DIGITAL), in the high-margin national and international project business (VENUES), as well as in the live events business (LIVE). The company, which was founded in 1979, operates a high-traffic portal with strong growth for online sport videos and live streaming. The company equips amateur football clubs with special video technology which enables sports events to be transmitted live in a high quality and fully automatically using the new “sporttotal.tv” platform. SPORTTOTAL AG’s service portfolio also comprises the technical equipping of racing circuits and sports facilities, as well as the production and marketing of sports events such as the ADAC TOTAL 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring. In addition, SPORTTOTAL AG also produces content for prestigious companies such Porsche, Audi, Mercedes/AMG, Red Bull and VW, and organizes high-calibre live events such as the Porsche Experience
More information: www.sporttotal.com
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